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December 23, 2011 As one of indie rock's in-demand producers, engineers, mixers, Congleton is an all-around utility player whose musical fingerprints are all over a ton of stellar recordings from 2011.
Artwork from Cormorant's Dwellings.
November 30, 2011 Metallic meditations ruled Lars Gotrich's 2011, but so did knotty death-metal and "The Grain."
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November 30, 2011 Lars Gotrich highlights the year in Swiss gondola recordings, progressive metal and dramatic drone.
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Tombs new album, Path of Totality, comes out June 7.
May 30, 2011 The Brooklyn metal trio streamlines its expansive attack using thick, controlled brushstrokes.
Mike Hill (center) says Tombs won't have a prog-rock period, but that he wants a career trajectory akin to Swans and Neurosis.
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April 29, 2011 Tombs distills a barrage of sound into something that, while familiar, is crushingly dynamic.
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